EXHIBITIONS EVENTS INPUT
|Gold Maria Akanbi
September 3 - 27
Gold Maria Akanbi returns to the gallery for a solo exhibition after having previously exhibited with us as part of last year’s group show OUTPUT OPEN 2. Akanbi is a neurodiverse British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist. She works from a foundation of intersectionality. Her work mainly focuses on Afro-futurism, Traditional African spirituality, and The Black Body and the physical land it is indigenous to. Her practice also considers neurodiversity and the neurological perception of reality, as well as sensory-stimulation and sensory overload. For this exhibition at OUTPUT gallery, there will be an abstract installation of drawing and painting based off of her thinking around these subjects. She writes, ‘Art has kept me alive in the sense that it has enabled me to focus on the many intersections of my life, many of which have been used against me. Art has essentially allowed me to guide myself out of trauma and to navigate my mind towards a healthier landscape. A current recurring theme, much like in this exhibition, is the idea of being on a journey, which is why the larger blue works focus so heavily on the idea of finding an Oasis.’
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/ OUTPUT is part of Invisible Wind Factory